SylvieSylvie was born in Carmel, California. She moved with her family to a number of places - Washington State, California, Virginia, Germany, etc. - returning to the Washington Metropolitan area in 1971. She received a Fine Arts degree from Mary Washington College in 1980. Sylvie has worked with Dr. Starr since February 1985 and is currently the office's Administrative Director and Dr. Starr's Treatment Planning Coordinator, or more appropriately stated - she is the backbone of our office team. She has a great understanding of dentistry and dental procedures and will be able to assist you with any problem that may arise. Sylvie is our go-to person for all administrative and treatment planning concerns
For 25 years, Sylvie organized the Sherril Ann Siegel Memorial Fund Lecture - a tribute to the late Dr. Sherril Ann Siegel who succumbed to breast cancer in June of 1989. Together with Dr. Starr, Sylvie made arrangements and promoted the annual lecture for the Greater Washington dental community. The funds raised have continued to support both dental research and education at the University of Pennsylvaniaand the University of Maryland dental schools and breast cancer research and education at the Washington Hospital Center and George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Sylvie is currently the coordinator of Dr. Starr's study club, Greater Washington Academy of Dental Studies. Sylvie has been a pillar of strength for our practice, and a lesser known fact, Petra and Sylvie are sisters.
She has worked in the dental field as both a certified dental assistant and an administrative office person for more than 20 years. As a native Washingtonian, she has witnessed the marked transformation that our beloved city Washington, D.C. has made. She values each person's concerns and needs and thrives on clear communication. My goal as the initial point of contact is to exceed our patients' expectations by instilling both trust and confidence with each communication.
Petra Petra was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia. She has been Dr. Starr's primary dental assistant since 1980, assisting him to provide advanced restorative dental treatment, including full mouth rehabilitation of the natural teeth or Premierdontics Teeth-In-A-Day implant rehabilitations or simple to advanced esthetically challenging restorations i.e. ceramic veneers, inlays, onlays and bonded restorations
KimberlyKimberly is a certified dental assistant for Dr. Neil Starr. She is originally from Houston, Texas. She graduated from Howard University and received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She attended Meharry Medical College and Kim has been a dental assistant for over 25 years. Kim has a very memorable personality. She is very caring and is always advocating for the well-being of her patients - probably a gift passed down to her from her late father, who was a dentist and her mother who helped manage both his office and a dental assisting program /curriculum in Houston, Tx
KarenKaren is our Registered Dental Hygienist. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she graduated from the University of Michigan College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene. In 1986 she moved to Jupiter, Florida where she practiced dental hygiene in the offices of Periodontists and Prosthodontists. Karen is an avid athlete and proud mother of two fine sons, Jason Klausmeyer DMD and Bryan Klausmeyer, PhD
Karen moved to Virginia in 2009 and worked for a periodontist in Alexandria, Va. She is honored and privileged to bring her passion, skill and enthusiasm in periodontal hygiene to Dr Starr's prominent periodontal/prosthodontic practice.
JoseJose was born in Santiago, in the Dominican Republic. He graduated with a Dental degree in Stomatology in 1985 from the Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra. Upon arrival in the United States in 1989, he decided to explore the option of working in a dental laboratory; and soon became a Certified Dental Technologist (CDT)
Jose joined our team in 1996 and is multitalented in all aspects of dental laboratory procedures. Having honed his skills, he is now a Master Dental Technician (MDT) and operates our dental laboratory and CAD-CAM milling center called Capital Ceramics, LLC. He designs and produces the most sophisticated, technically precise tooth-colored Zirconia ceramic frameworks available in dentistry today, using the Amann Girrbach 5 Axis CAD-CAM dental milling technology. He is truly an artist and an engineer. Dr. Starr feels strongly that having Jose in our office as a co-therapist has been invaluable for supporting the treatment he renders for his patients. We feel fortunate to have him as part of our dental team.
MeibolMeibol brings the latest digital dental technology knowledge to our Capital Ceramics Dental Laboratory. She was born is San Cristobal, Venezuela. Graduated with honors from University of Santo Tomas de Aquino of Bucaramanga, Colombia. Then received a degree from Ceramic Dental School at Infortec in Bogota, Colombia. She received a National Dental Association Certificate from the National Dental College of Venezuela. After graduating Meibol started her own Dental Lab in her home town and soon became the leading Lab in her State of San Cristobal. After arriving in the USA, she received a Digital Designer Certificate from 3Shape in 2004. She has attended many training seminars, classes and labs, and has worked on and off with us since 2007 as well as with many of the other top labs in the area. Meibol is our Full-Time CAD-Cam and Dental Laboratory Technician. Along with our team, she designs and develops the finest dental work to meet our clients and Dr. Starr’s highest standards. With her work ethic, keen eye for detail and perfection we are lucky to have her working on our team
When he is out with his family, others may ask him personal dental questions, (knowing he is a dentist). After maybe five or ten minutes of discussion, they may turn to his wife and apologize for taking up so much of his personal time. To this his wife Lily will quickly reply, 'Not a problem at all. In fact, he so loves what he does-you just made his day'
Neil was born in Montreal, Canada. He received his D.D.S. degree from McGill University in Montreal and Certificates in Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthetics from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Postdoctoral Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine for 20 years.
Dr. Starr enjoys a private practice in Prosthodontics, in Washington, D.C. He has been lecturing nationally and internationally to groups of surgeons and restorative dentists. He has authored a series of articles on treatment planning and sequencing therapy for patients requiring comprehensive treatment. The articles appear in The Seattle Study Club Journal, The Alpha Omegan, The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, and The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
In his role as director he oversees and mentors a large group of young dentists, insuring their professional growth by providing the most up to date dental curriculum to his members on an annual basis. He claims its his way of staying cutting edge with his most favorite discipline DENTISTRY.
Amelia Orta, D.M.D. received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Dental College of Georgia. Following dental school, Dr. Orta continued at the Dental College of Georgia for an additional three years and received her Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontic, with emphasis on advanced training in minimally invasive dentistry, esthetic dentistry and complex full mouth rehabilitations using natural teeth and/or implants.
Upon graduation, Dr. Orta was honored with The Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics Excellence in Prosthodontics Award, The Whip Mix Best of the Best in Prosthodontics Award, The Omicron Kappa Upsilon Most Outstanding Senior Comprehensive Care Case Award and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Student Award.
Dr. Orta has lectured at the Georgia Dental Association Annual Meeting and continues to speak annually at the Georgia AAID Maxi Course. She serves as a part-time Adjunct Clinical Faculty with the Advanced Prosthodontics Program at the Dental College of Georgia.